Allegiance

Definition of Allegiance

Al`le´giance
n.1.The tie or obligation, implied or expressed, which a subject owes to his sovereign or government; the duty of fidelity to one's king, government, or state.
2.Devotion; loyalty; as, allegiance to science.
Hear me, recreant, on thine allegiance hear me!
- Shak.
So spake the Seraph Abdiel, faithful found, . . .
Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified,
His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal.
- Milton.

Related Words

acquiescence, adherence, adhesion, assigned task, attachment, bona fides, bond, bonne foi, bounden duty, burden, business, call of duty, charge, commitment, compliance, conformity, consecration, constancy, dedication, deference, devoir, devotedness, duteousness, duties and responsibilities, dutifulness, ethics, faith, fealty, firmness, good faith, homage, honor, imperative, line of duty, mission, must, obedience, obediency, obligation, observance, onus, ought, piety, place, respect, self-imposed duty, service, servility, servitium, staunchness, steadfastness, submission, submissiveness, suit and service, suit service, tie, troth, true blue, trueness, willingness
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